Catmull on Technology and Storytelling
EC: Toy Story 3 is largely done at this point. We're extremely excited: this is a film that is funny and emotional. And it's got it all.
BD: A perfect example of being part of a legacy but not wanting to be tied down.
EC: Yes, and you'll feel it in this film. With Tangled, this is where I would say Disney is coming into full flower of what they can do. It's got some very different elements to it and it's smart and I think people are really, really going to enjoy this film when it comes out.
BD: And technically?
EC: The fact is, they have to make a lot of technical changes with each one in terms of simulation and there's a fair amount of simulation work to be done in the future. But we've reached a point where people are going to look at it and judge it on whether or not we've delivered a consistent artistic vision that supports the story. And that's how it will be measured.
Bill Desowitz is senior editor of AWN & VFXWorld.